There was a winding road from Kuala Lumpur to Bentong but when the Karak Highway came into being - the tolled highway, the government was supposed to maintain this old road - but alas, our BN government seem to have not done their job of maintaining this alternatif toll-free road.
After the landslide, it was allegedly announced to people that this 'old' road was not passable/usable - hence people know have to take a very long route...back to KL head towards Seremban...Bahau and then head back to Karak...or Temerloh...a long way.
How much Budget is allocated to upkeep and upgrade existing non-toll alternative roads...to keep the white lines clear and visible ...to place necessary signboards...
Now, all the government seems to be interested in are NEW projects ...new highways...
Landslide near Bukit Tinggi closes road, no report of casualty
However, the department said five vehicles, including a trailer, were hit by the landslide, but nine people in the affected vehicles managed to escape before the rescue team arrived at the scene.
The vehicles involved were a Volkswagen Polo, a Mini Cooper, a Toyota Estima, a Perodua MyVi and a trailer. The department also deployed its Special Tactical Operation Rescue Malaysian (STORM) unit, led by officer Alimaddia Bukri to assist in the rescue work.